Hickory Creek at Huntington is one of just a few available facilities in Huntington, Indiana. This nursing home was given a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a lower end rating. This place has very little going for it. The best thing we can really say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Hickory Creek at Huntington
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1425 Grant St,
Huntington IN 46750
91.38% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we did give it an excellent grade in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid nursing homes with a list of deficiencies flagged. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. The nursing score analyzes many components, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at a few nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric.
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Short-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our short-term care score. This is well below average in this category. Our short-term care ratings are important for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With a grade this poor in this category, we were not surprised to find this nursing home was well below average in many staffing figures we focus on. It offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final category, we gave this nursing home a D for the area of long-term care. This was the facility's worst category rating. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 96.74797 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home also keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had just 1.35 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hickory Creek at Huntington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 1.95% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 12.55% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 91.52% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 16.15% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 17.47% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hickory Creek at Huntington, 17.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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